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Passing a law on domestic violence: Putting Lebanese women at further risk?

The Lebanese Parliament Passed a Law that Put Women at Further Risk 

Manal, Roula, Aminah, Latifah, Sonia, Christelle, Marguerite, and all the women who died of domestic violence will not rest in peace: Today the Lebanese Parliament passed a law, a joke that now legalizes marital rape. 

No women will leave or face her husband while her children remain at risk…

No women will dare to speak up knowing that if she protects herself, her children will be the next boxing bag.

Abir Ghattas posted this April 1, 2014

A law passed, it is for sure not the law we’ve been fighting for!

All those thousands of people who marched weeks ago where not apparently enough to move our parliament, all those women who died, and those children who were/are bruised for life apparently are not enough reason for a fair law. 

To hell with this country, to hell with every politician… all the blood of innocent women and children are on your hands!

KAFA, is calling for a public protest at 5pm in Riadh El Solh square… be many.


How your “English” sounds?

First need to differentiate between American and English.

Then differentiate among Scottish, Irish, Whales, Australian, Canadian, Indians…

What do you sound like to a foreigner?

Sarah Barness posted on The Huffington Post this March 6, 2014

Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

Girl Perfectly Demonstrates What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

19-year-old Finnish YouTube user Sara is here to unveil the mystery. Although she is speaking total gibberish, her spot-on accents give us a clue as to how you might sound to someone who doesn’t speak your language.

To hear UK and American English accents skip to 0:50 and 1:12.

But trust us, this whole video is worth watching. Since being uploaded on Monday, it has racked up over 2 millions views.

We hope this girl plays musical instruments, because she clearly has a VERY good ear.

What American English sounds like to non-English speakers
Prisecolinensinenciousol, a parody by Adriano Celentano for the Italian TV programme Mileluci is sung entirely in..

How English sounds to non-English speakers
‘Skwerl’. A short film in fake English. A film by Brian & Karl: Screenplay: Karl…

Sex, Violence and New York City Ads

In Benjamin Lowy blog:

This blog is part of a project borne during my travels as a professional photojournalist.

For years, I have worked with bulky digital cameras, always mindful of the technical maneuvers from setting the shutter speed and aperture to editing and toning on a computer screen.

In the last few years I have discovered that my iPhone has allowed me to capture scenes without feeling that I am once again on the job.

To “point and shoot” has been a liberating experience. It has allowed me to rediscover the excitement of seeing imperfections and happy accidents rendered through the lens of my handheld device.

I am able to create imagery, edit, and transmit all the images straight to this blog, creating a modern and efficient workflow for the most inefficient of pursuits – self expression.

All Images are copyrighted @Benjamin Lowy

New York City, NY | March 4, 2014<br /><br /> Contrasty.

New York City, NY | March 4, 2014

I don’t want children — stop telling me I’ll change my mind

One in 5 women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them.

From a young age, she knew she didn’t want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she’d change her mind.

In this talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization — and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMileHighWomen, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

Christen Reighter · Poet, essayist. She writes and performs as a poet and essayist, focusing primarily on social justice issues.

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 100

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Un vrai rythm ca ne s’achete pas tout fait, zim-boum-boum, de la fanfare de regiment. Le rythm ca s’ invente.
After 70 years of its institution, the UN has learned to be vocal on ethnic cleansing (Rohingyas refugees).  Israel did the same cleansing of Palestinians when created in 1948, and with higher numbers, and UN still refrain to call it “Ethnic Cleansing”
So far, 500,000 Rohingyas refugees in Bangladesh. Finally, UN mastered the courage to voice “Ethnic Cleansing”. Google failed to register Rohingya in her spell-checking, though this problem has been in the news for years.
Can there be love without a feeling of pride for sharing in the daily maintenance and upkeep in the family?
We want practical support in overcoming the daily chores to keep up the spirit of stability and confidence in the near future.
Pour les enfants, a chaque jour suffit sa peine. Et pourtant, les enfants doivent vieillir pour avoir une perception logarithmique du temps qui s’ecoule.

There are no answers: I desisted to ponder on the intricacies of love relationship, a long time ago

Je prefere le role du fou de la communaute: ca demande beaucoup plus de reflection pour les critiques
On cherche vaillamment a mettre en relief un trait attrayant pour que notre instruction et connaissance aient de la valeur.

You cannot judge a mental handicapped person with the same standards used by the justice systems of the reasonable communities.

No need to be funny: Just sell ice cream for an overdose of love

2 fois plus de goudron (tar) et 3 fois plus de nicotine si tu fumes Croix Bleu. Pouquoi payer plus pour moins?

Peres Anonymes GI qui ont faient des bebe’ parceque la femme ne parlait pas Anglais. Et les mercenaires de l’ armee Americaine, combien de langues parlent-ils?

Reste, regarde la mort et ecoute les informations apres

It seems that for success in science and art,a dash of autism is essential.

When I stumble of a cleric walking, hitch hiking and taking public transportation, I might listen to his theological philosophy

He resuscitated from the dead. He was lucky: he had donated all his organs, but the system at ministry of health was faulty for 2 days

The physician signed the certificate of death. The hospital morgue signed the certificate of  staying overnight in the cold chamber. Can the testimony of hundred of souls that the resuscitate person is “probably” the same person? That they are unsure that this occurrence can happen, even if they saw him crawling out of the box in the salon?

I’m pretty convinced that many people resuscitated from the dead in history. That Not many accounted for these events or left any written story, does that mean that rare events cannot take place, those rarest end tails in probability?

On what basis did Myanmar Suu got her Nobel peace prize if she lacks courage to uphold the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas?

How can you get concerned with 100 million children going hungry? Go on hunger strike for a week

If you are failing to elevate your status of human into the stage of humanity, what are you doing with your life?

Ici, on avait droit d’etre aveugle, pas en tort: s’ excuser est une perte d’autorite’, les colons perdaient la face

Trump, as the previous President, are disappointed with social Venezuela system: Social budget steadily increased to 73% this year.

Norway Sovereign Fund reached $One trillion, or 1,000 billion. Still keeping full public health coverage and free quality education, regardless of party in power.

Venezuela treasury is highest in gold coverage. Never defaulted on a loan. Maduro got highest votes: 8 million and for real. Got more foreign investments than Argentina 

On vient d’annoncer qu’il n’y auraient plus de cyclones pour le restant de l’ annee’, qu’ un cease fire avait ete decrete’ par UN partout. Demain je cesse de fumer. En attendant les nouvelles fumantes

Nous sommes fondamentalement hostiles, il n’ y a pas a en avoir honte. Ne vous retener pas. Ouvrer les soupappes. C’ est la recommendation de mom medecin, et j’en suis l’un d’eux.

C’est ce que je pensais en montant l’ ane Salma bi montazah Kornet Chehwan: Le bonheur est un chemin, pas une destination

Urgent. If you think level of intelligence is what defines you, consider repairing the bug in your brain

“Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are”. I’m puzzled to have pride in your national or ethnic identity, pride in the ACCIDENT of birth from a warm and cozy womb, belief in your superiority because of the ACCIDENT of birth.”- Chetan Bhatt from his TEDxExeter talk

Do we really need identity myths to feel safe? Because I see religious, national, ethnic disputes as adding to human misery.

If Jesus failed to perform miracles, would we had Saints? All religious sects have saints, except the extremist Wahhabi-type sects




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